Blog post: final piece to my treadmill desk

The final piece to my homemade treadmill desk arrived from Amazon today.  This is the end result:

The laptop holder is a Surf Shelf I bought from Amazon.  Because the packaging was damaged, I got mine for $35. With the materials to build the keyboard shelf, the whole thing (NOT counting the treadmill) cost me under $60 to set up, along with a little elbow grease and perserverence.

I like the laptop holder a lot, because it holds the screen in a position where I can walk upright and look ahead, instead of having the laptop on the shelf below–that didn’t work for me.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to type and walk. 🙂

6 Responses

  1. julaine says:

    You mean you built that without knowing if you could walk and type at the same time? Blessings on your house and I hope you have Pia’s grace and dexterity.

    • thea says:

      LOL, Juliane–I watched lots of videos and talked to people, but when it comes right down to it, the only way to do it is to do it.

  2. Cathy says:

    Love it! Hope you master it
    I gave my sister a treadmill As an exercise incentive … Which we seem to have misplaced…. But she does have a very creative revolving clothes horse in her bedroom now! lol!

  3. thea says:

    LOL, Cathy… I had a treadmill years ago that I loved and used until it died, so I’m hoping to rekindle that love now.

  4. julaine says:

    I have to replace my treadmill. The motor burned out on my original one and I miss it dearly. Recommendations?

  5. thea says:

    Hi Juliane, check Sears and NordicTrack quickly–I bought mine on sale for $599. It’s regularly $999. I was able to get the treadmill and a 3 year warranty from Sears–which includes belt replacement (expensive!) and a yearly tune up–for just under the regular price. Sears also delivered and set up for free. Good luck!